Apr 21, 2020

COVID-19 Testing For Core/Essential Employees

Dear NAGE members,

In our latest letter to Governor Baker, we requested COVID-19 testing for all employees deemed CORE/Essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are pleased to report the Administration has agreed to this request, and is launching a free priority COVID-19 testing program for Core and Essential Employees. 

Agencies will be notifying all Core/Essential employees about the free testing program.  

Priority testing for Core/Essential employees will be conducted at the following: 
  • Gillette Stadium in Foxborough (Parking Lot P-10), Patriot Place in Foxborough; and
  • The Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield (Gate 1), 1761 Memorial Ave, West Springfield.

Your agency will be sending out instructions on who to contact to set up a testing appointment.  

To make an appointment they will need you to provide your name, date of birth, gender, street address, city, state, zip code, email address, and primary telephone number.  Once scheduled, employees must bring a driver’s license or valid ID to the testing site at time and location of your appointment.  When requesting your appointment, please identify the location at which you would like to be tested.
You do not need to be symptomatic to be eligible, but please make a note of whether you are currently experiencing symptoms (i.e., sort throat, dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath). This will assist the testing staff. Please note that call center and testing site personnel are not able to answer medical or procedural questions pertaining to COVID-19 or DPH/CDC recommendations or guidance.
Test results for symptomatic personnel will be expedited and provided in 24 to 48 hours. Test results for asymptomatic personnel will be provided within three to five days. All test results will be provided electronically.

Questions can be directed to your designated contact, upon agency designation.  

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